Thursday 11 May 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Andrew Bonhomme in Melbourne and Anita Hegh.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
- Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
- Anita Hegh: Australian actress.
- Andrew Bonhomme in Melbourne: Victoria, Australia; Australasia golfer.
- Hicham El-Mashtoub: NFL center (Houston Oilers).
- Stefen Reid: Canadian Football League linebacker (Montreal Alouettes).
- Gabriele Colombo: Italian cyclist, winner of the race of Milano-San Remo 3/19/1996.
- Buika : Spanish flamenco and jazz singer, born in a family originating from Equatorial Guinea, grew up in Mallorca among Spanish Romani people (Gitanos) as the only person of African descent in her neighborhood.
- Amanda Freitag: Chef.
- Tomáš Dvořák: Czech decathlete and coach.
- Daniel Ornellas: South African bass player (Tree63).
- Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash
- John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
- Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 2
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo
- America - A Horse With No Name
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